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Roger W. “Coon” Kriewall, 74

Jun 1, 2010

Blue Earth — Roger W. “Coon” Kriewall, age 74, of Blue Earth, died May 23, 2010, at Good Samaritan Center, in Albert Lea.

Funeral Services were held May 27, 2010, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Blue Earth. The Rev. Wesley Hafner officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations are preferred to the Blue Earth Cemetery Permanent Care Fund, P.O. Box 96, Blue Earth, MN 56013, in care of Bill Christiansen.

Roger was born Dec. 27, 1935, in Blue Earth, the son of Bernard and Lorena (Wilke) Kriewall. He was raised in Blue Earth where he was a 1953 graduate of Blue Earth High School. He worked for Blue Earth Valley Telephone Co. and Norbert Mensing Construction before he went in to the construction business with Harold Furland. He was married to Mary J. Rippel on Aug. 25, 1956 in Monterey. In the early 1960’s he became a self-employed carpenter and eventually owned and operated Kriewall Construction for many years to the present. Roger was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, where he was confirmed on April 10, 1949. He was also a 29-year member of the Blue Earth Fire Department, serving as President for many years and was a member of the Riverside Cemetery Association Board, having also served as President for many years. He was an avid flower and vegetable gardener, frequently having several gardens growing at a time and enjoyed making and giving away several kinds of wood crafts.

Roger W. “Coon” Kriewall is survived by his wife, Mary Kriewall, of Blue Earth; children, Todd (Ann) Kriewall, of Albert Lea, Sherry (Kurt) Abel, of Blue Earth, Rick Kriewall, of Mankato, Gina Teems (John Abbott), of Grand Rapids; brother, Duane (Darlene) Kriewall, of Burnsville; sisters, Lorraine (Mike) Arends, of Blue Earth, and Marguerite (Bruce) Mondahl, of Minnesota Lake; seven grandchildren, David (Nici) Abel, Danielle (Travis) Olson, Kyle Kriewall, Marisa Teems, Derek Abel, Karli Kriewall, and Kohl Kriewall; and two great-grandchildren, Hallie Abel and Reese Olson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Fritz Kriewall; and son-in-law, Mike Teems.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com